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May 07, 2012
VCUarts in VCU Venture Creation Competition

The Virginia Commonwealth University da Vinci Center for Innovation hosted the 2012 VCU Venture Creation Competition and winners of the inaugural campus-wide competition were announced Friday, April 27, as part of VCU Student Research Week. The competition began earlier this semester with 40 student teams submitting executive summaries of ideas, concepts or technologies for a…

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May 04, 2012
Ross Walter Awarded Grant from PennPAT

Congratulations to Ross Walter and VCU Music. Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) is a public/private partnership administered by the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, allowing roster artists to travel and perform throughout the mid-atlantic region and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This award brings the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass (RMPBB) to Richmond for the fifth annual…

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May 03, 2012
Leong’s Strides in the Richmond Theatre Community

David Leong, Chair of the Theatre Department, is a local advocate for the dramatic arts through his involvement in the Richmond Professional Theater Task Force. His op-ed piece, featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses TheatreVCU’s work with Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV. He believes these relationships are key in order for the task force to bring…

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April 25, 2012
Introducing the Institute for Contemporary Art

As the country’s #1 public art school, VCUarts has a reputation to uphold. We are proud to announce our plans for the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art. The ICA will be designed by world renowned architect Steven Holl. The building, scheduled to open in 2015, will be positioned at the corner of Broad and Belvidere Streets,…

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April 23, 2012
VCU Goes Green Celebrates Earth Day on the Pollak Green Roof

VCU Goes Green sponsors several events throughout April to celebrate Earth Day. On April 17th, faculty and guests were invited to the Pollak Green Roof for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Attendees were treated with potted herbs to encourage sustainability.

April 09, 2012
VCUarts is the #1 Public Graduate Arts Program. Still.

U.S. News & World Report rankings were announced in March and VCUarts upheld its ranking as the #1 public graduate arts program. Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Graphic Design and Glass are also ranked the #1 graduate arts programs among public universities. To see the new TV spots running in Richmond about our rankings, click here.

April 03, 2012
Theatre Faculty Toni-Leslie James Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award


VCUarts faculty Toni-Leslie James has been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award in Outstanding Costume Design for her work on the off-Broadway production Milk Like Sugar. The production has also received a nomination for Outstanding Play and Tonya Pinkins has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress. The Lortel Awards ceremony will take place May 6 at the NYU Skirball…

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March 22, 2012
Sculpture Alumna Diana Al-Hadid Exhibits at VMFA

Diana Al-Hadid, who received her MFA from the VCU Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, will speak at the VCU Student Commons Theater on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:30 PM in conjunction with her exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts entitled “Diana Al-Hadid: Trace of the Fictional Third.” The show will be…

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March 04, 2012
VCU Dance Alumni Featured in NYT

 VCU Dance alumni Samantha Speis, Hunter Carter, and Monstah Black (Reggie Crump) have been featured in a recent NYT article by Claudia La Rocco. In the New York City Parallels series, a larger social and political history becomes evident, compressed into a gloriously diverse form. The performance becomes a conversation with contemporary dance, with black dance, with New…

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February 27, 2012
WCVE Radio Recognizes Dr. Pamela G. Taylor

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor, associate professor and former chair of VCUarts Art Education, has been named the 2012 Ziegfeld Award recipient sponsored by USSEA, United States Society for Education through Art. She has now been featured in a radio piece on WCVE, available for listening online here. Specifically, “The Edwin Ziegfeld Award annually honors one American…

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February 27, 2012
Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn Featured on NPR

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn has been interviewed on NPR’s With Good Reason. Alcorn is the illustrator of the children’s book “Odetta: The Queen of Folk,” which tells the story of the legendary singer and social activist known as “the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement.” The book follows her renowned career and her…

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